Near the wind

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(Naut.) close to the wind; closehauled.
- Addison.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They told us they expected to have seen the Bahama Islands, but were then driven away again to the south-east, by a strong gale of wind at NNW., the same that blew now: and having no sails to work the ship with but a main course, and a kind of square sail upon a jury fore-mast, which they had set up, they could not lie near the wind, but were endeavouring to stand away for the Canaries.
"There are only a handful of hen harriers in the north east of Scotland and they actively hunt on the moorland near the wind farm.
The Israeli occupation authorities' plan poses a great danger on the locals of the occupied Syrian Golan because of its negative effects on their health, particularly the locals' houses which locate near the wind turbines , and it will reduce the planted areas to be another pretext for confiscating more farmlands by the occupation forces.